The Food Standards Agency has called for discussion on ways to stop a bacterium in milk ­ which could be linked to Crohn's disease ­ from entering the food chain. However it has not recommended any changes in milk consumption. Some scientists believe there may be a link between the bacterium, Mycobacterium paratuberculosis (MAP), and Crohn's Disease. FSA research has shown MAP can survive pasteurisation. Jill Eisberg, head of communications at the National Dairy Council advised keeping the issue in perspective. "We know beyond doubt that milk is good for you," she said. {{NEWS }}

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